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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Finish the sentence. Preachers become rich while _____.
(a) The congregations grow.
(b) Congregations become resentful of them.
(c) Congregations remain poor.
(d) Christian followers dwindle.

2. Where does most of the crime take place as the author describes?
(a) Battery B. Street.
(b) The Avenue.
(c) Hotel Street.
(d) Avenue A.

3. "Take up the white man's burden" is a quotation from?
(a) A poem by Tolstoy.
(b) Lyrics from a slave hymn.
(c) A poem by a black poet.
(d) A poem by Kipling.

4. In section one, the author speaks of the possibility of _____ and _____ for all African Americans.
(a) Compassion and love.
(b) Hope and freedom.
(c) Peace and love.
(d) Success and power.

5. Finish the quotation. "My dungeon shook and my __________________."
(a) Soul is free.
(b) Chains fall off.
(c) Mind opens up.
(d) Heart grows weary.

6. According to the author, guilt over being black is mandated by _________.
(a) The Christian chuch.
(b) Socio-cultural constructs.
(c) God.
(d) White Americans.

7. What does the author say about Elijah Muhammad's eyes?
(a) They are full of love.
(b) They are beautiful.
(c) They appear hopeful.
(d) They are full of pain.

8. Finish the quotation. "We cannot be free until they __________."
(a) Are free.
(b) Understand.
(c) Are accepting.
(d) Respect.

9. What does the author claim male guests at the dinner party do?
(a) Echo Elijah Muhammad's thoughts.
(b) Stare mecilessly.
(c) Speak their own thoughts and feelings.
(d) Sit and eat in silence.

10. Who does the author encounter during his first visit to the Christian church?
(a) An elderly black man.
(b) Another African American boy.
(c) An old priest.
(d) A woman pastor.

11. What does the quotation by Kipling delineate?
(a) A sense of hope.
(b) The perspective of African Americans.
(c) The white perspective.
(d) Faithfullness to religion.

12. At the end of section one, there still remains the question regarding the ______ of compassion.
(a) Path.
(b) Perception.
(c) Possibility.
(d) Placement.

13. According to the church, being "saved" refers to a release from ______.
(a) Sin.
(b) Being black.
(c) Guilt.
(d) Sexual desires.

14. In the letter, the author states that his brother becomes ________.
(a) Depressed.
(b) Defeated.
(c) Inspired.
(d) Bitter.

15. In what terms is the African American experience expressed in throughout section two, part one?
(a) African American.
(b) White American.
(c) Christian.
(d) Objective.

Short Answer Questions

1. What literary genre best describes this book?

2. In which country does Rudyard Kipling live and write?

3. The essays in the first section of the book examine _______.

4. The author encourages his African American male audience to meet challenges with ________ and __________.

5. How many essays does the book consist of?

(see the answer keys)

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